My first-ever photo competition

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  1. skywalkerbeth

    skywalkerbeth TPF Noob!

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    Hi everyone!

    I just got home from my first ever entry to a photo competition. I joined a photo club in February and haven't been able to get my act together in time for the competitions.

    I finally got the below photo matted:

    http://skywalkerbeth.blogspot.com/

    Since this was the end-of-season party it was a "judging by your peers" competition. Out of 44 entrants, each person was to select their two top favorites. The official counters then selected the top 5 based on the number of votes, and then the whole group was to look at the top 5 and vote on their favorite out of the top 5.

    Well, when we filed back through the room the second time, I was happy to see that mine was one of the 5!

    We then all voted on our favorites. (No, I did not vote on my own either time).

    I came in third! Out of 44 photos by some really talented photographers. I am pickled tink. And the funniest thing of all - I took that photo with my Canon SD800IS - in other words, a little point and shoot.
     
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    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The horizon is off.
     
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    That was my initial reaction, too. I really like the image; it's lovely, bold and interesting. But a tilted horizon (unless it's tilted enough to look deliberate) really stands out like a sore thumb.

    Congratulations on your success though!
     
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    +1
    Great image still.:thumbup:
     
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    apart from the horizon, the colors are vibrant and made up a really great image though .. well deserved win ;)
     
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    Thank you!

    Looking at it, you're right. I will have to go look at the print - I may have fixed it before printing (I printed it a year ago...)
     

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